From time to time, when we get a collection of related books into the library we like to share a list on a particular topic, but lately we’ve had some books  come in that are too good not to share, even if they don’t fit with a particular theme. These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

Call Number: 155.4 M423o Title: Ordinary Magic: Resilience in Development Author: Ann S. Masten NOTE: How humans overcome difficulties

Call Number: 201.661 O328b Title: Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine Author: Paul A. Offit

Call Number: 289.3 N425m Title: Moroni and the Swastika Author: David Conley Nelson

Call Number: 306.874 E667o Title: On Becoming a Teen Mom: Life Before Pregnancy Authors: Mary Patrice Erdmans and Timothy Black

Call Number: 330.977 D233h Title: Hard Living in America’s Heartland: Rural Poverty in the 21st Century Midwest Author: Paula vW Dail

Call Number: 370.1 E573e Title: The End of the Rainbow: How Educating for Happiness (Not Money) Would Transform Our Schools Author: Susan Engel

Call Number: 371.102 G624t Title: The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession Author: Dana Goldstein

Call Number: 394.12 M667s Title: Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History Author: Sidney W. Mintz

Call Number: 407 P644h 2013 Title: How to Learn a Foreign Language Author: Paul Pimsleur

Call Number: 418.007 W985f Title: Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It Author: Gabriel Wyner

Call Number: 510.92 T846c Title: Turing: Pioneer of the Information Age Author: Jack Copeland

Call Number: 551.463 T649t Title: Tsunami: Nature and Culture Author: Tsunami: Nature and Culture Author: Richard Hamblyn

Call Number: 599.9 H254s Title: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Call Number: 610.285 T675p Title: The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands Author: Eric Topol

Call Number: 613.2 G458s Title: Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever Author: Bill Gifford

Call Number: 614.5 G611r Title: The Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure Tuberculosis Author: Thomas Goetz

Call Number: 616.3 B786c Title: Celiac Disease: A Guide to Living With Gluten Intolerance (2nd ed.) Author: Sylvia Llewelyn Bower and Mary Kay Sharrett

Call Number: 616.9 B239L Title: Lyme Disease: Why It’s Spreading, How It Makes You Sick, and What to Do About it Author: Alan G. Barbour

Call Number: 617.89 D416i Title: I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey Through the Science of Sound and Language Author: Lydia Denworth

Call Number: 620.11 M669s Title: Stuff Matters Author: Mark Miodownik

Call Number: 629.133 R847d Title: Drone Author: Adam Rothstein

Call Number: 635 K189s Title: Straw Bale Gardens: The Breakthrough Method for Growing Vegetables Anywhere, Earlier and with No Weeding Author: Joel Karsten

Call Number: 636.7 B819m Title: A Matter of Breeding: A Biting History of Pedigree Dogs and How the Quest for Status Has Harmed Man’s Best Friend Author: Michael Brandow

Call Number: 636.7 H453p Title: Practical Canine Behavior: For Veterinary Nurses and Technicians Author: Stephanie Hedges

Call Number: 651.75 S378a Title: The AMA Handbook of Business Letters (4th ed.) Authors: Jeffrey L. Seglin and Edward Coleman

Call Number: 791.45 H645r Title: Reality TV Author: Annette Hill

Call Number: 995.1 R59s Title: Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest Author: Carl Hoffman